Category Archives: Writing

This category is a collection of all my writings and posts about writing. Blogging has a separate category.

The Room With The Giant Loom

This is just a whimsical little story I gushed out a couple mornings ago. It’s inspired by a very small, very old book titled Flatland, although it’s nothing like the book. It probably means something to me and hopefully I’ll … Continue reading

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My Novel & My Writing

Along with a lot of people in this world, I’ve been suffering my way through the COVID era, and I’m sorry to say that I lost the handle on my novel writing. In fact, I’ve been more active as a … Continue reading

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My Novel: The Temporal Expeditions

ANNOUNCING: My debut science fiction novel, The Temporal Expeditions, Escape from Extinction, has been distributed to booksellers. It’s a story about a young woman who is thrust into the role of leadership during an extinction crisis…but there’s more about the … Continue reading

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Preludes: The Samurai’s Poem

a 100 word story by Yordie Sands copyright © 2013 I approached the samurai seated in my teahouse. I bowed with respect, saying, “konnichiwa honorable sir.” He looked at me with inquisitive eyes, unlike the blank stares of those warriors who … Continue reading

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Preludes: And I Was Alone

a 100 word story by Yordie Sands copyright © 2013 I was no longer geisha Suzuki, I used my real name again. I had a home of my own because my patron wanted this for me. The garden was named … Continue reading

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Preludes: The Zen Garden

a 100 word story by Yordie Sands copyright © 2013 When I was a little girl I saw my first tea garden. I was charmed by the teahouse and the Zen rock garden. I visited there often and always found … Continue reading

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Preludes: My Danna

a 100 word story by Yordie Sands copyright © 2013 When I became maiko I lived the life of an aspiring geisha. I performed for and served the many businessmen and samurai who visited our okiya. One day I entertained … Continue reading

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